2020 access

Page materials from Branner Library via Searchworks for pick up in Green Library.  This service is available to the following current Stanford ID cardholders: undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, professors (including emeriti), staff, fellows, and Stanford visiting scholars.  Branner Library remains closed to onsite visits except by appointments.  For an appointment, please contact us.

Branner Library News

Li and Ma Science Library Winter Break 2020

December 2, 2020
by Aparna Sharma

Science Library

 The Li & Ma Science Library is closed during the University’s Winter closure (December 11th  2020 – January 4th, 2021)

The following reduced services will be available during Winter Break (December 11, 2020 -January 4, 2021):
  • Green Library will have limited open hours. Users who plan to enter Green Library must have an active Stanford ID card.
  • Book Returns: Science Library book drop is temporarily closed. Please return all checked out items to the Green Library’s outdoor book-drops.
  • SearchWorks will be available. Request links for recalls, paging from storage, etc. in Searchworks will be available. Paged items from storage will not be available until we re-open in January. 
  • Circulation and Reference Services: No items will be due during Winter Break. Recently checked out items will be due January 11, 2021 or later. Email and phone messages will be checked when staff return after Winter Break.
  • Reporting e-Journal/Database Problems: If access to an e-journal or database stops working, please fill out the web form for Connection Problems.
  • Software: For the software key requests, please contact Grace Baysinger.
  • Interlibrary Borrowing: Forms for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery remain available. Requests will be processed when staff return after Winter Break. Expect delays in receiving requested materials.
Please visit Stanford Libraries website for the up-to-date information. 

Providing large scale text corpora for research

The Stanford RegLab and the Stanford Literary Lab have both been processing and analyzing large text corpora for many years now and both recently received a chunk of OCR content from Stanford Libraries thanks to work that DLSS has undertaken to retrieve the digital files of more than 3 million items from the Stanford Libraries catalog that were scanned by Google.

Mirador viewer in use

Mirador v3.0.0 is released

The Mirador development team at Stanford is happy to announce the release of Mirador v3.0.0. This release represents the first major release of the Mirador software since January 2019. Mirador 3 offers a fresh new redesigned interface and API while keeping many of the well-loved comparison features that Mirador has been known for.

Notable new features in Mirador 3 includes:

The Top Hit: How a research report on “Evaluating Information” became the SDR’s most visited item

October 22, 2020
by Hannah Frost

When the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) set out in January 2015 to research the ability of students to judge the credibility of online information, they could never have predicted that their results would be disseminated precisely at a time when the level of public concern over the availability, spread, and impact of misinformation online was sky high.

New Resources in Branner Library

Following is a listing of new print and e-books recently added to the Branner Earth Sciences Library.

  1. Daniel J. Tearpock, Richard E. Bischke. 2021

  2. Ashish Pandey, S.K. Mishra, M.L. Kansal, R.D. Singh, V.P. Singh, editors. 2021

  3. Stephen J. Pyne. 2021

  4. Ashish Pandey, S.K. Mishra, M.L. Kansal, R.D. Singh, V.P. Singh, editors. 2021

Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Associate University Librarian for Science and Engineering
Head of the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections

DMP Tool / Amy Hodge

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